• New healthcare law a road to hell

    • May 9, 2017

    The bishops in the United States say the new American Health Care Act falls short of those obligations imposed on us by Christ in the Gospel of Matthew, because it contains proposals that would be disproportionately harmful to the poor and to immigrants. We have a choice: Take the words of Jesus seriously, or accept what is convenient to us in Christ’s message while rejecting Christ himself.

  • What Catholics like and dislike in the new spending bill

    What Catholics like and dislike in the new spending bill

    • May 3, 2017

    On Sunday, an agreement was reached between the House and Senate on an Omnibus bill, a funding bill for the rest of the 2017 fiscal year that could be voted on this week. The bill would increase funding for international famine relief, but would not cut funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

  • Churches shouldn’t endorse candidates, even if the law allowed

    Churches shouldn’t endorse candidates, even if the law allowed

    • Apr 19, 2017

    President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are considering changing legislation to allow religious organizations to endorse political candidates. But is that a good idea? Churches will divide congregations, give tacit approval to immoral activity, and weaken their moral voice if they get in the political endorsement game, according to Father Matthew P. Schneider.